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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yellow, progesterone-secreting mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle after the release of a mature egg.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A yellow mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle in mammals; it secretes steroid hormones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the reddish yellow mass which fills a ruptured Graafian follicle in the mammalian ovary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. yellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum; it degenerates after a few days unless pregnancy has begun

Etymologies

New Latin corpus lūteum : Latin corpus, body + Latin lūteum, neuter of lūteus, yellow.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin corpus ("body") + lūteum ("yellow") (Wiktionary)

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